August 20 – Schedules This Week

August 20, 2017
  • The Varsity Schedule for the week of 8/20 is posted in the ‘Varsity Page’ folder to the right.
  • Note that Jr. Varsity schedule for Thursday 8/24 of this week has been revised: 8:30 to 10:15am – Training on HHS Grass and 3:30 to 5:45pm – Warmup and Scrimmage with Thetford Academy Varsity on HHS Grass.
  • Note that Reserve schedule for Thursday 8/24 of this week has been revised: 3:15 to 5:30pm – Warmup and Scrimmage with Thetford Academy Jr. Varsity at Huntley Meadow, Norwich.

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August 18 – Camp Merriwood

August 18, 2017

The Jr. Varsity and Varsity teams will be leaving for scrimmages and overnight trip to Camp Merriwood in Orford, NH early morning Saturday (8/19) – to return mid-day Sunday (8/20). At this point, we are assuming that all Varsity and JV players will be going. The cost per person for this trip is $35 – payment for the trip will be collected later – the Captains’ Parents will be in touch with you about this next week. If this trip presents any financial difficulty for your family – be in direct contact with Coach Kennedy and financial aid will be provided on a confidential basis.

Parents/friends are welcome to stay for the barbecue lunch immediately after the scrimmages on Saturday. The cost will be $5 per person.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • We’ll meet at the front parking lot at HHS on Saturday at 8:30am for car-pooling to the camp. Parent drivers will handle the shuttle service – don’t be late.
  • Meals at camp will include: Saturday Lunch & Dinner; Sunday Breakfast.
  • What you need – Soccer Gear for the Saturday morning scrimmage – the team uniform will be: White Shirt; Black Shorts; White Socks. And, for the remainder of the trip: Swimming Gear; Sleeping Bag; Casual Clothes (keep in mind it may get cool during the evening); Personal items.
  • Electronics – no phone use will be permitted while at camp. If I catch you using your phone – I will confiscate. You may bring electronics to provide music (or other sounds) to accompany your talent.
  • Yoga Mat – we will be doing a ‘Recovery Yoga’ session on Sunday morning – if you own a yoga mat – please bring it along.
  • Your Talent – all players will participate in the annual Talent Show – in addition to the routines typically performed by groups – we’d like to see any other individual talent you may possess – juggling, guitar, etc. – be brave, show us what you can do.
  • Parent drivers will pick us up at Merriwood late morning Sunday (11:15am). Player will arrive back at HHS at approximately Noon on Sunday.

In the event of emergencies – phone for Camp Merriwood is 603-353-9882.

Questions – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com

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August 17 – Schedules & Team Groupings

August 17, 2017
  • The going forward training/scrimmage schedule for the Reserve Team is in the folder ‘Reserve Page’ to the right.
  • The going forward training/scrimmage schedule for the Jr. Varsity Team is in the folder ‘Jr. Varsity Page’ to the right.

The tryout period has been a lot of fun – and the players have been great. We’ve been impressed by the level of play – and the level of sportsmanship. Everyone is probably a bit tired, but appear ready to keep the effort going with their teams. All of the coaches are looking forward to more over the next week or so.

Coach Kennedy will be at the grass field today from 4:00 to 4:30pm to talk to any Jr. Varsity player interested in getting feedback. You are encouraged to take this opportunity.

All Varsity and Jr. Varsity players are invited for the trip to Camp Merriwood in Orford, NH this weekend (including a scrimmage Sat morning) We’ll leave from HHS around 8:45am Saturday (8/19) and arrive back around noon on Sunday 8/20. At this point, we are assuming that all Varsity and Jr. Varsity players will attend – please let us know immediately if you can’t make it. The cost will be $35 per player (Includes Overnight, Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast); the Captains’ parents will coordinate regarding payment. If this, or any other aspect of soccer, poses a financial hardship, please be in direct contact with Coach Kennedy.

The Team Groupings:

Varsity

  • Abigail Wilson
  • Aisling Kelly
  • Amelia Roth
  • Bella Bardales
  • Bryn Kable
  • Carly Craft
  • Casey McGuire
  • Catherine Wagner
  • Charlotte Johnson
  • Ellie Stannard
  • Emma Tysinger
  • Eva Schiffman
  • Isabel Loftus
  • Lainey Taylor
  • Maeve Goodrich
  • Mindy Wu
  • Pepper Joseph
  • Riley Craft
  • Sage Mcginley-Smith
  • Sophie Dunn
  • Sophie Miles

Jr. Varsity

  • Sophie Mitchell
  • Sonja Lippman
  • Sara Kleber
  • Rebekah Rudd
  • Rachel Matthew
  • Paula Sedlacek
  • Olivia Peterson
  • Natalie Gold
  • Mia Gilardi
  • Margaret Lee
  • Liz Rightmire
  • Lillian Hall
  • Lauren Ilsley
  • Kyla Bouchard
  • Kira Smith
  • Katie Stannard
  • Faith Marshall
  • Emily LeBlanc
  • Ella MacLean
  • Catie Somoza
  • Bella Malo
  • Arabella Meacham-Snyder

August 16 – Alumnae!

August 16, 2017

A strong Alumnae team handled both the Noomars and the Tiwehs this evening. Good play on both sides – and a fun evening of soccer . . . the tryout portion of pre-season finishes up tomorrow.

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August 16 – First Team Groups

August 16, 2017

We have a great – and large – group of players this pre-season. All of the coaches are psyched about the coming season. The lists below name the Reserve Team and two mixed Varsity/Jr. Varsity groups below. Final team choices will occur tomorrow (Thursday).

Reserve Team

  • Coach Kennedy  will be available from 3:15 to 4:00pm today at the HHS Grass Field. Any player chosen for the Reserve Team is welcome to come and talk  about the team choices – and about your soccer game. We encourage you to come and take advantage of this opportunity.
  • The Reserve Team will train from 4:30 to 6:00pm today (Wednesday) with Coach Alloway on the HHS Grass Field.
  • On Thursday, the Reserve Team will train from 4:00 to 5:30pm at Huntley Meadow in Norwich – this is the Reserve Team’s regular training venue.
  • On Friday (8/18), the Reserve Team will train from 4:15 to 5:45pm at Huntley Meadow in Norwich.
  • The Reserve team is off on Sat 8/19 and Sunday 8/20.

Varsity/Jr. Varsity Groups

  • The ‘Noomars’ and ‘Tiwehs’ are listed below.
  • All players should be ready to go at 5:15pm at the HHS Turf Field this evening (8/16). Uniform for the evening is: White Shirt; Black Shorts; White Socks. Each team will play half of the game vs. the Alumnae.
  • Both teams will tryout from 8:00 to 9:45am tomorrow (Thur 8/17) at the HHS Turf Field. Final team choices will be posted on the website mid-day Thursday.
  • The Varsity & Jr. Varsity teams will both hold their Thursday afternoon practices (5:00 to 6:45pm) at the HHS Grass Fields.
  • Note that all Varsity and Jr. Varsity players will attend an overnight at Camp Merriwood – in Orford, NH from Sat 8/19 to Sun 8/20. We’ll carpool from HHS (leave approx 8:45am) – both teams will play scrimmages vs. St. Johnsbury Acad. starting at 10:30am. Players will then stay on for overnight and return late morning Sun 8/20 via carpool. Parents be on the lookout for carpool information and more trip detail.

The teams are as follows:

Reserve Team

  • Maddy Bridge
  • Maia Reynolds
  • Lena Wanner
  • Shayla Pham
  • Anika Jain
  • Helen Rose Thomson
  • Macy DeMara
  • Charlotte Sturm
  • Jordan Ray
  • Meredith Olenec
  • Fiona Barthal
  • Molly French
  • Emily Fielder
  • Sophia Postans
  • Kara Wittman
  • Zoe Starkey
  • Annika Milliman
  • Stella Doolan
  • Rose Luttmer
  • Luna Falkenberg
  • Lauren Pidgeon
  • Sophia Brackett
  • Emma Sablan
  • Alice Garner
  • Maya Holmes
  • Aimee Vollman
  • Anna Glenn

Noomars

  • Mindy Wu
  • Faith Marshall
  • Ellie Stannard
  • Sara Kleber
  • Lillian Hall
  • Rachel Mathew
  • Olivia Peterson
  • Maeve Goodrich
  • Kira Smith
  • Ella Maclean
  • Mia Gilardi
  • Eva Schiffman
  • Bella Bardales
  • Lauren Ilsley
  • Bryn Kable
  • Margaret Lee
  • Rebekah Rudd
  • Liz Rightmire
  • Casey McGuire
  • Sonja Lippman
  • Riley Craft

Tiwehs

  • Sophie Miles
  • Emma Tysinger
  • Katharine Stannard
  • Amelia Roth
  • Bella Malo
  • Natalie Gold
  • Isabel Loftus
  • Carly Craft
  • Kyla Bouchard
  • Paula Sedlacek
  • Sophie Mitchell
  • Elaine Taylor
  • Catie Somoza
  • Emily LeBlanc
  • Sage Mcginley-Smith
  • Abigail Wilson
  • Arabella Meacham-Snyder
  • Sophie Dunn
  • Charlotte Johnson
  • Catherine Wagner
  • Aisling Kelly
  • Pepper Joseph

 

August 14 – Who Was There This Afternoon

August 14, 2017

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August 14 – Into the Sessions

August 14, 2017

Great soccer weather this morning for a large group. The session was good – but we know we can get more. This afternoon’s session will start at 5:00pm at the HHS Grass Field. Keep in mind that Varsity/JV Candidates will finish the afternoon session with the Anaerobic Capacity test – you’ll have the option to use running shoes if that is your preference.

Players should be resting and hydrating/eating during the day – and avoiding hanging out in the sun. We need high energy levels for practice sessions.

The results of this morning’s Agility Test are posted below and in the ‘Pre-Season ’17’ file. See you at 5:00 . . . .

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August 13 – It’s Soccer

August 13, 2017

The weather was good, the meeting was quick and the time trial happened:

  • Time Trial results are posted on the ‘Pre-Season ’17’ page – we had fifty girls get through the three laps.
  • Be there on time and fully equipped for tomorrow morning’s tryout session. We’ll get going when Coach’s watch says 8:00am.

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August 13 – Today!

August 13, 2017

We’re ready to go and the weather looks good – see you at 4:00pm at the HHS Track for meeting and 1200 meter time trial today. We can’t wait:

  • One more time – if you’re arriving later than today for soccer – please let us know;
  • An updated first week of pre-season schedule is available for download below – and in the ‘Pre-Season ’17’ folder. Session times remain the same, but there are a couple of venue changes – please be sure to work off this updated schedule.

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August 12 – One Day to Go

August 12, 2017

We start tomorrow (Sun August 13) at 4:00pm at the HHS Track; all players will attend a short meeting at that time. The 1200 meter time trial will follow for all Varsity/Jr. Varsity candidates. Please note that the 4:00pm meeting is for players.

Equipment for this Week’s Sessions – we expect every player to come to every session fully equipped and ready to go; ‘I forgot it’ or ‘It’s in my other bag’ are not excuses. Players – not parents – are responsible for equipment. Be fully suited-up and ready to go at session start times. It will be hot at times it is essential to hydrate throughout the day and evening.

You’ll need the following:

  • Fully-Inflated #5 Soccer Ball
  • Soccer Shorts
  • T-Shirt – White or Gray
  • Shin-Guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Cleats – this is not the time to wear your brand new pair – bring a pair that are well broken in.
  • Several Mouth-Guards – you will be required to wear these during pre-season scrimmages
  • Water/Drink – at least two bottles  – hydrate before each session.
  • Warm-up gear as required.
  • Be ready to go at the stated start time.

Please let me know if you’re showing up later than August 13!

We’re ready to go – and very much looking forward to the season.

Calendar Note – the parent/player/coach meeting will be held on Wednesday August 23 – 7:00pm at a room to be named in Hanover High School.

Last second questions? – dkennedy@dougkennedyadvisors.com

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